Need help with Pennsylvania areas

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2007/03/12 12:40:49 (permalink)

Need help with Pennsylvania areas

We will be leaving for a couple of weeks in Pennsylvania the end of April. We will be staying in Drums. We will spend a night in Gettysburg on the way up and a night in Hershey area on the way back. We also plan to visit Lancaster. Any suggestions on local foods and places to not miss will be great. I have been there briefly, but my husband has not and he is looking forward to this trip! Thanks for all your help in the past!
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    LeeMargo
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2007/03/12 12:53:33 (permalink)
    Here is a great site for the Dutch Country

    http://www.800padutch.com/

    make sure you take a ride on the railroad... I always loved it!
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2007/03/12 13:03:12 (permalink)
    It's only open on Friday, but it's an experience:

    www.greendragonmarket.com

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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2007/03/21 22:26:42 (permalink)
    When I am in the Lancaster area, Shoo-Fly Pie is a must! Several places in the area offer it, but my personal preference, if for no other reason than the unique building, is the <a href=" http://www.dutchhaven.com">Dutch Haven</a>, which is a few miles east of Lancaster on US 30 in the town of Ronks. And while it's easily been 15 years since I took the excursion, I'll second LeeMargo's suggestion of a trip on the <a href=" http://www.strasburgrailroad.com">Strasburg Railroad</a>.
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2007/03/21 22:38:37 (permalink)
    While you are staying in Drums are you open to driving about 30-45 minutes? Wilkes-Barre and Scranton have some very good restaurants---distinctive pizza, Italian, diners, etc. Hazleton is a little closer too, but I only have a few rec's there. Let me know. I'll write back.
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2007/03/24 09:54:21 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by stanpnepa

    While you are staying in Drums are you open to driving about 30-45 minutes? Wilkes-Barre and Scranton have some very good restaurants---distinctive pizza, Italian, diners, etc. Hazleton is a little closer too, but I only have a few rec's there. Let me know. I'll write back.
    Yes, we are driving up and are willing to go 1-3 hrs. to see, do and eat something special!! My husband is especially interested in Philly Steak and Cheese-after The White House in Atlantic City he has been disappointed in others! Please share ideas.
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2007/03/24 11:00:57 (permalink)
    Ah, Drums! I'm a couple miles up the road in Mountain Top. I'm not sure I'd describe anything locally as "can't miss", but there are some options better than others. Could you give me an idea of what you're looking for, other than Philly steak & cheese? How long will you be in the area? Do you want road food, or fine dining, or either? Are you interested in entertainment options as well? Either Stan or myself can look at the local events calendars for you, too.


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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2007/03/24 23:37:27 (permalink)
    There's a thread on here called "Pennsylvania Cuisine" Go to the search feature on the home page and type it in. You'll get numerous suggestions.

    Footnote to ALL Roadfooders. The Search function can give you info on practically any topic in the world of foog and then some.

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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2007/03/24 23:39:54 (permalink)
    CORRECTION!!!! Go to the Forums page,NOT THE HOME PAGE to get to the SEARCH function. Sorry about that
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2013/04/25 16:22:27 (permalink)
    That night in Gettysburg.............Go south Young Man, go South.to Emmitsburg, Md and visiting the famous Chewingthefat at Chubby's!
     
    http://chubbysbbq.net/
     
    Nearer to Harrisburg than Hershey, the Capitol Diner on exit 2 of Route 283 is always a good choice
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2013/04/25 17:01:22 (permalink)
    Thank You, FriedClamFanatic!
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2013/04/25 17:22:15 (permalink)
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    That night in Gettysburg.............Go south Young Man, go South.to Emmitsburg, Md and visiting the famous Chewingthefat at Chubby's!

    http://chubbysbbq.net/

    Nearer to Harrisburg than Hershey, the Capitol Diner on exit 2 of Route 283 is always a good choice

     
    Introduce yourself to Tom too. He's a great guy, shameless self promoter and all 'round food lover.
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2015/05/22 09:02:12 (permalink)
    it's not Pennsyvania-centric food but this is fantastic and it's fast and it's in Drums PA:
     
    J Zapata Mexican Food
    1130 Rt 93
    Drums, PA 18222
     
    AKA, TACO TRUCK ACROSS FROM THE PILOT STATION .  
    Picnic table in front or eat in your car. either way you'll be happy.
    Seriously good fresh authentic Mexican style tacos, made with love by a nice guy named Ricardo and his family. it is the best roadside taco you'll ever eat in the US of A. 
    Only caution: when they ask 'Spicy'? they are not kidding. 
    And, now that I think about it, it is Pennsylvania-centric, as Ricardo sources his meats locally as well as vegetables when they're in season. 
     
    Enjoy!  
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    RE: Need help with Pennsylvania areas 2015/05/22 09:56:39 (permalink)
    leadfoot, you do realize the original poster posted this 8 years ago, don't you? And the most recent activity on this was 2 years ago.
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